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Andrew S. Baer, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of History, has published a new book entitled, “Beyond the Usual Beating: The Jon Burge Police Torture Scandal and Social Movements for Police Accountability in Chicago.”

Filmmaker Luke Grigg presented his documentary "Our Children - Twana Twitu” to UAB students in March. The film tells the story of brave women in a remote Kenyan village who stepped up to care for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

Michele Forman, director of the UAB Media Studies program, was recently profiled in Harvard University's alumni magazine. Forman graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in 1993 and then received her M.A. from UAB in 2009.

We are proud to announce that eight College of Arts and Sciences alumni were honored as members of the 2018 class of the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25.

Our university enables faculty to make connections across various disciplines, schools, and centers, and being a part of the College of Arts and Sciences provides my colleagues and me with a broad platform to support this kind of effective interdisciplinary work.

Dr. Jonathan Wiesen comes to UAB from the Department of History at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale, where he has been department chair since 2016.

April 03, 2018

A Legacy of Love

Jeannie Feldman has established both an award and a scholarship in the Department of History to honor her late husband, Dr. Glenn A. Feldman.

Join us Wednesday, April 18, for a Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities lecture by Dr. Nancy MacLean. Her most recent book, about which she will speak, is Democracy in Chains.

Veteran Colombia observer Michael J. LaRosa, Ph.D., explains how Colombians recently succeeded in brokering an unprecedented peace agreement between their government and its enemies.

You are invited to hear Dr. Anthony Minnema of Samford University talk about representing the Crusades in the 21st Century, followed by a screening and discussion of "Kingdom of Heaven."

Pamela Sterne King, assistant professor in the UAB History Department, has been named president of the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation.

Lear about the case of Caliph Washington, an Alabama man whose case went unknown until written about by Dr. Jonathan Bass. While Washington’s Jim Crow tragedy persisted for decades he eventually beat the system, won his release, and turned terror into triumph.

Birmingham Neighborhood Studies explores the visual and material culture, history, and urban development of four Birmingham neighborhoods in transition.

October 17, 2017

Risk Takers

From changing majors to changing sports, these former football players, cheerleaders, majorettes, and Blazerettes stepped outside their comfort zones and transformed their student experiences–and future careers.

An associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of History recently explored the fascinating, diverse experiences of Asian immigrants and their descendants through the years in Far East, Down South (2016: University of Alabama Press).
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Assistant Professor Andy Baer, who studies race and policing in American cities, explores just how closely radicalism, race and police brutality are intertwined in his newest project.
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